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Education & Training Committee

Education and Training Committee Purpose:

Identify and implement mechanisms to ensure that ISBER members have access to state-of-the art information and tools to effectively operate repositories for the preservation of specimens for future research and analysis following Best Practices. The Committee makes information on training courses and other educational opportunities available to allow for the dissemination of methods and practices for performing efficient, effective biorepository activities.

More Information:

This Committee strives to identify ways to ensure that ISBER members have access to state-of-the art information in order to effectively operate repositories and ensure quality preservation of specimens to use for future research and analysis. Wherever possible, the Committee makes available to members information on training courses and other educational opportunities to allow for the dissemination of methods and practices for performing efficient, effective repository activities.

 

Committee Chair:

Committee Vice-Chair:


Sheila O'Donoghue
BC Cancer Agency Tumour Tissue Repository
Victoria, Canada
 

Sara Nussbeck
University Medical Center Goettingen
Goettingen, Germany


Committee Members:

 
Cheryl Michels
Freezerworks, A Division of Dataworks Development, Inc., Washington, United States
Diane McGarvey
Cooperative Human Tissue Network
Philadelphia, United States
Carmen Swanepoel, PhD
NHLS/Stellenbosch University Biobank (NSB) - Capetown Biorepository
Capetown, South Africa

Kristina Hill, MPH, MT(ASCP)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington D.C., United States
Candace Carter
NSW Health Pathology
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia 

Heidi Wagner
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States

Tamsin Tarling
BC Children's Hospital Biobank
Vancouver, BC, Vancouver

Leah Marchesani
Precision for Medicine, Inc.
Frederick, Maryland, United States

Marta Castelhano
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, United States

 

Committee Advisors: 

Nicole SieffertMBA, CCRC
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
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